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but what's been happening for the last week is gazans defending themself and they see the u.s. completely siding with israel. so while they would like to see a cease-fire, they say true peace cannot come along until israel stops targeting people in the gaza strip and that blockade of gaza is lifted. george? >> alex marquardt, thanks very much. >>> here at home, it is game on for the more than 43 million americans hitting the road this holiday. tomorrow could be the busiest travel day of the year, but the thanksgiving migration has already begun. americans scrambling into planes, trains and automobiles to make it home for the holiday. our travel team is tracking it all, and abc's senior national correspondent jim avila starts us off. >> reporter: good evening, george. tomorrow is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year but airlines have cut the number of flights down 3%, and that means that if the weather holds, it actually could be a pleasant week to travel everywhere but in a couple of spots. a twin threat to air travel on the west coast. airport workers scheduled to demonstrat
. >> but at this point, what is the u.s. obligation to israel, for defense in this situation, but also, what kind of pressure to exert? >> reporter: the u.s. has this historic agreement to defend israel and stand by israel. what it hopes to be able to do is encourage israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time. but beyond that, the united states is not going to get involved on the ground. >> where do you place the odds that hamas will listen to the egyptians and, indeed, there will be a cease-fire? >> reporter: i think it's going to take some time. but this, the israelis say, is going to go on. it's not a matter of days, it could be weeks, diane. >> christiane amanpour reporting from jerusalem tonight. thank you so much, christiane. >>> and now, back here in the united states, we have news about the scandal that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross looked into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to powerful officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in
that ended his career, but the main topic, that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and abc's jonathan karl has the drama today. >> reporter: this afternoon, the first glimpse of david petraeus since he resigned as cia director. earlier, behind closed doors on capitol hill, petraeus began by expressing regret for the affair that ended his career. other than that ten-second apology, the hearings focused entirely on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. petraeus told the intelligence committee that he knew from the beginning that the attack was the work of terrorists, not protesters. >> he thought all along, he made it clear, that there was significant terrorist involvement. >> reporter: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, references to al qaeda were edited ou
, on this veterans day monday, a story of courage and the oath that u.s. forces take to protect the country, no matter the cost. even when the odds are stacked against them, even when their comrades have fallen. two and a half years ago, our own senior white house correspondent jake tapper saw the faces of some of these men and knew he had to write their story. and his new book, which comes out tomorrow, is called "the outpost: an untold story of american valor." >> reporter: on october 3rd, 2009, i was at the hospital with my wife and my newborn son. out of the corner of my eye i caught a news story from afghanistan. >> eight soldiers lost their lives. >> reporter: an attack on a remote u.s. military base, combat outpost keating. >> i've been on three deployments, i've never seen that large a force attacking one static position. >> reporter: just 53 americans fought valiantly against up to 400 taliban insurgents. shown here on this terrifying video posted months later. and as i held my son, i learned of eight other sons taken from us that day, in what was the deadliest day for the u.s. in
it in a balanced way. >> reporter: there was a real flash of presidential anger on the topic of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested the attack began as a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and to besmirch her reputation is outray outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this ba
as important for romney is ohio, where he is under fire for ads suggesting u.s. automakers are about to ship jobs to china. >> obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> reporter: chrysler and gm angrily denied they are shifting u.s. production to china. and joe biden accused romney of lying and causing panic among autoworkers in ohio. >> thousands of them are calling their uaw reps, "is it true, is it true? is jeep really going to leave? is the announcement they made not true? are they going to shut down our plant?" what a cynical, cynical thing to do. >> reporter: but the romney campaign does see some positive signs out there, especially in pennsylvania, minnesota and michigan. three states that have been considered solidly democratic, but where the obama campaign is now suddenly playing defense, spending more than $1 million on tv ads for the final week. diane? >> also on the campaign trail, jonathan karl. thank you, jon. >>> and coming up here next, flammable gas leaking and it's not just a danger in the storm zone.
time in history, iranian fighter jets opened fire on an unmanned u.s. drone. the pentagon says last thursday, the drone was conducting routine surveillance in international air space, 16 miles off the coast of iran. they say iranian war planes fired multiple rounds, but they missed. >>> and back here at home, a bizarre scene involving a stolen plane. dramatic new video shows the jet speeding past the terminal, crashing into fences, slicing through buildings with its wings, as the pilot tried to use the plane as an escape vehicle. and abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: the wild ride on this stolen passenger jet, that left so many questions in july about airport security. now, from surveillance cameras all around the st. george utah airport, some disturbing answers about what could be the weakest link. bashed wire perimeter fences. police releasing caught on tape video that traces the midnight attempt by a fugitive rogue pilot to literally launch an escape by stealing the plane. brian hedglin uses his coat and thick gloves to climb the razor wired fence. and here, he can be seen s
. >> reporter: the iron dome, a missile defense system developed jointly with the u.s., which intercepts incoming rockets, with a mind-boggling 85% kill rate. this major says hundreds of lives were saved. >> this system basically understands in the very first second where the rocket is going to land. and i'm not talking about the whole city, but the neighborhood, a few blocks. >> reporter: the system's radar detects a rocket launch and calculates its trajectory within a single second. >> this is a wholly defensive weapons system that has presented a conflict from continuing and prevented a larger outbreak. this is really unprecedented in modern history. >> reporter: it's been 24 hours since that battery we visited has fired a missile and folks are trying to take advantage of their first opportunity in a week to get outside. but many of them tell me they don't dare hope for peace, only a sense of quiet. >> matt gutman tonight, thank you. >>> and there is still much more ahead here on "world news" this thanksgiving night. the "price is right" case. the model who said she wasn't allowed bac
over didn't exactly work. the senators demanded answers on why she tied the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, to an anti-muslim video. they didn't like what they heard. >> the concerns i have are greater today than they were before, and we're not even close to getting the basic answers. >> it is clear that the information that she gave the american people was incorrect. >> reporter: the president hasn't yet decided who he'll nominate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state, but rice is the leading candidate. >> if i think that she would be the best person to serve america in the capacity of the state department, then i will nominate her. >> reporter: behind closed doors rice acknowledged that some of what she said about the libya attack was wrong but that the information came directly from the cia. the same is true of condoleezza rice, who passed on incorrect cia information on weapons of mass destruction in iraq but was still overwhelmingly confirmed as secretary of state. susan rice is closer to the president than anybody in his cabinet and has been a
.com. >>> every day, 30,000 commercial planes take off in the u.s., packed with people and stress. and thousands of flight attendants are now preparing for the thanksgiving flights and they're testing time when passengers can push them to the break point. abc's senior national correspondent jim avila. >> reporter: they are famously caught on tape -- airborne freakouts. >> if you have [ bleep ], this is your time. >> reporter: this american eagle flight attendant roughly inviting passengers to, how do they say it, deplane? the infamous jet blue flight attendant steven slater, who grabbed a beer from the galley. >> are you going to lose your job? >> more than likely. >> reporter: and bolted through the emergency exit at new york's jfk. >> we just had a slide deployment. it was intentionally deployed. >> the job has become more stressful, because when passengers get on, they're already stressed. >> reporter: sheila dail is a veteran us airways flight attendant. she suffered her own traumatic and incredibly stressful day back in 2009, aboard the miracle on the hudson flight that crash landed in the
to international prominence this week by brokers the hamas/israel cease-fire. solidifying himself as a key u.s. al li. >> i want to thank president morsi for his personal leadership to deescalate the situation in gaza and end the violence. >> it put the united states in an awkward situation to have to criticize a partner that it is clearly now has to rely on in the region. >> reporter: now, the state department says this is an issue of international concern. but morsi is saying this is only temporary, that he will relinquish those powers once the constitution is completed. but he's extended the deadline for that until late february. david? >> matt gutman in tel aviv tonight. matt, thank you. >>> back here at home now, anded to a much different protest unfolding inside a tight knit and secretive sect in arizona. women now fighting back. abc's amy robach getting answers tonight. >> reporter: while warren jeffs no longer lives here, his presence is everywhere. >> we miss our prophet. >> reporter: and the control her exerts from behind bars is palpable. the entire time we're in colorado city, jeffs se
of a lawsuit over 10 years that went to the u.s. supreme court over the separation of church and state. nobody knows how long
. >> that's the other big battle is the battle for control of the u.s. senate so very early in the night i'm going to be looking at two senate seats especially. the first one up in massachusetts, this is scott brown against elizabeth warren. the most expensive race in the country. the most high profile. it has been a bitter race. if republican scott brown loses in massachusetts, the republicans have a much harder time to win control of the senate. the other one also early in the night is going to be in the state of indiana, this is richard mourdock running against donny. they controlled it for 36 years. should have been a slam dunk but he made controversial comments on rape and abortion now it's at risk for republicans. if they lose both of those it will be virtually impossible to win control of the senate. my third one is actually a house seat. all 435 members up. that's in minnesota, michele bachmann running for re-election, of course, a year ago she was a front runner to run for president now fighting for her political life for her own district in minnesota. >> the states putting up ref
u.s. economy is headed towards something called the fiscal cliff, on january 1st. $6 trillion in tax increases that will hit all working americans and $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, leading to what experts predict will be another recession. the biggest sticking point is whether the bush tax cuts for those who make more than $200,000 a year should expire. the president says they should, it's a case he made over and over on the campaign trail. >> tax cuts. tax cuts. tax cuts. try a tax cut. >> reporter: but yesterday, republican house speaker john boehner told diane sawyer that was a nonstarter. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear -- >> the wealthier americans pitch in. >> yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: still, today, the president said the debate had been settled, with his victory tuesday night. >> this was a central question during the election. it was debated over and over again. and on tuesday night, we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> reporter: and he t
with the general. >> reporter: as the home of the u.s. central command and the special operations command, access to the macdill air force base in tampa is closely guarded, but 37-year-old tampa socialite jill kelley, with no official military ties has had easy access over the years to the country's most powerful general stationed there. >> jill is known as a gracious hostess, a vivacious individual. >> reporter: this picture was taken two years ago at a party at the kelley home showing jill's twin sister, natalie, general petraeus, jill's husband scott, jill and the general's wife holly. >> there was no question they were friends and no reason why they wouldn't be friends. >> reporter: but kelley, who spent the day at her home in tampa, and her twin sister are also known by some detractors as name droppers and social climbers, who once appeared on a reality tv cooking program. as jill kelley stared out the window of her home today, a television program about the "peyton place"-like petraeus sex scandal could be seen in the background. >> let me assure you, tampa bay is the farthest thing you can
. >> reporter: boeing has sold more than 800 around the world, but united is the first u.s. airline to fly the dreamliner in service that began this month. the airlines are buying these because they're cheaper to fly, more efficient, but they're going to sell you on creature comforts like the air itself. there's more oxygen on this plane. it's cleaner and less dry, and they have these huge storage bins too. you can fit four suitcases in here. the plastic body is stronger than metal, so the air pressure inside can be kept at the equivalent of 6,000 feet, instead of the 8,000 or 9,000 in most jets. that translates to higher humidity in the cabin, more comfort, less jet lag and dry skin. >> the increase in humidity, the pressurization of the cabin, the very different experience in today's airplane. >> reporter: the windows are a third bigger. there's a light show on board. different colors for takeoff, cruising, dinner time. >> so, we go into the warm colors, basically like candlelight. >> reporter: pilots say the 787 carries the next level of safety. >> situational awareness that this airpla
, certainly in the u.s. >> the cheapest place, the worst conditions, the most dangerous conditions for workers, and yet orders continue to pour in. >> reporter: it turns out walmart inspectors warned last year that the factory had violations and/or conditions which were deemed to be high risk according to a document on the factory website, yet walmart clothes continued to be made at the factory, according to workers' groups who found clothing with walmart's private label, faded glory, in the burned out remains late this weekend. walmart confirmed one of the suppliers did use that factory to make their clothes, but walmart, famed for its tight control of the suplly chain, says the order was placed with the factory without its knowledge and violated walmart policy. walmart says it fired that supplier, and its thoughts are with the families of those who died making that clothing. >> thank you. >>> and back home we have learned about a new development in that salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter two months ago. the fda shut down operations at the largest organic peanut butter processor in t
problem for ranbaxy. earlier this year, the u.s. government forbid the company from importing 30 drugs from some of its facilities in india, because of bad record-keeping. ranbaxy won't say where these pills are made. the fda says it can't comment on whether ranbaxy violated the rules. >> the company has real difficulties with quality control, not just in one of a or a couple of its facility, but in many facilities. >> reporter: even though this is the largest maker of generic lipitor, there are enough other manufacturers to make up for any shortages. david kerley, abc news, washington. >>> and now, we want to show a picture at the heart of a new and growing controversy in american schools. this is a padded room, a photo spreading from washington state to parents around the country. they are called isolation rooms and they're used to restrain some children, including autistic ones. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross brings us videotape, and we warn you, it's not always easy to watch. >> reporter: this surveillance video shows high school student andre mccollins, in the
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